rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on july 9, 2013, at 10: 50 a.m. that the senate passed senate 793, signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. burgess: mr. speaker, by the direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 288 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 39, house resolution 288, resolved that at any time after the adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 2609, making appropriations for the energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2014, and for other purposes.